Style Advice of the Week

While your grandfather’s closet may be the last place you’d think to search for stylish new digs, you may just want to think again. Known as the “grandpa sweater” for its oversized shape, warm wooly texture and fun retro prints, this comfy sweater has become a huge hit on the street style scene for winter. Mixed and matched with feminine and bohemian touches, the grandpa sweater is easily glammed up to make a cozy-cool statement.

This Fashionista has mastered the grandpa sweater trend. The quirky pattern of this thrift store score pops off of the sweater’s gray wool background. She pairs the sweater with a gray, chunky knit scarf, which happens to be the product of DIY project by this Fashionista herself. To offset the oversized sweater, this Fashionista rocks a simple pair of black leggings and brown leather combat boots. This classic winter fashion combo creates such an effortlessly chic look that is perfect for a brunch date or an afternoon of shopping.

To pull off the grandpa sweater like this Fashionista, let the sweater take center stage and keep the rest of your outfit minimal. A pair of leggings or skinny jeans is simple and won’t make you look boxy when paired with the oversized sweater. For the most “authentic” grandpa sweaters, scour your local thrift stores or flea markets for vintage finds. Not a thrifty shopper? I like this cowl neck sweater from American Apparel or this tribal printed knit sweater from Forever 21.

For the best way to keep warm this winter, give a nod to your grandfather’s fashion sense with this funky, oversized sweater. As this Fashionista demonstrates, staying cozy is chic.


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